Bugs in the waterdish

Kodi

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So I set my new A. sp. Pucallpa up in her exo terra and after work I come home to these in her water dish wiggling and "jumping" around.
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Anyone know what the heck they are?
 

Sarkhan42

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Springtails! Little clean up crew insects, beneficial for your T. I find them congregated in my Ts dishes quite often.
 

Marijan2

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Springtails (Collembola subclass), they are good little buggers to have, they clean tank of mould, funghi and food boluses
 

AlbatrossWarrior

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I've been wondering if I should add some of these guys to my very humid cages with damp substrate, like my H. gigas and C. fimbriatus (Although the C. fimb gets mites purely because I messed up the holes in her cage and need to add a few more) But I am somewhat grossed out by tiny wiggly things, so I think I'd rather get a cleaning crew of isopods instead
 

Kodi

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Thats a sigh of relief. I definitely wasn't looking forward to a complete clean up. I added wild caught isopods (middle of the woods, no pesticides) maybe they hitched a ride!
 

Marijan2

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Thats a sigh of relief. I definitely wasn't looking forward to a complete clean up. I added wild caught isopods (middle of the woods, no pesticides) maybe they hitched a ride!
consider yourself lucky, you just got it for free! I on the other hand had to pay for it :shifty:
 
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